I’ve had my far share of bad car problems (!), and I therefore approach anything automotive-related with a great deal of trepidation. When my wife’s Saturn wagon (a carbon copy of the car that I escaped from back in 2004 prior to its fiery demise) finally hit that “one repair too many” point over the weekend, we resolved to go out and get something new.
We ended up with a 2008 Honda Element, only 12,000 miles on it, and a really kickin’ bass and harp car (my wife’s a harpist) to boot. This should be loads of fun to drive, and it’s a great feeling to finally get away from these darn Saturns (though I’ve still got my red VUE–that’ll be our beater car for the time being).
I’d been thinking about an Element as a practical car for a bassist, and I’m even more convinced after driving it and riding around with a bass. It’s got a ton of room for gear, is configurable in a number of different ways depending on cargo/passenger needs, and is a really comfortable and fun ride. I’ll be looking forward to taking this on road trips up to Door County and out to South Dakota and New Mexico as well–should be great for that.